Private clinic capacity exceeded by the COVID-19 pandemic in Peru

The capacity of Peruvian private clinics was exceeded by the pandemic of the new
Coronavirus (COVID-19), announced today the president of the Association of Private Clinics (ACP), Alejandro Langberg.

The representative of this union specified that a shortage of beds is already reflected in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) in the main private clinics in this country, adding to the crisis in public hospitals.

« There is no infrastructure in the private sector to attend to patients, we do not have ICU beds, we do not have internment beds, everything is exceeded, » he said in statements to the local press.

According to Langberg, the number of infections is greater than the capacity of the infrastructure of these private sanatoriums and they have also run out of medical oxygen supply.

The 32 million Peruvians are facing a second wave that has left healthcare centers overwhelmed by the demand for care, causing long lines at the doors of hospitals and searching for oxygen.

According to the Ministry of Health, in this country there have been 1,261,804 contagion cases and 44,489 deaths due to the Covid-19.

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